Jerry Jones correctly predicted that the Cowboys-Raiders would be the most watched game of the regular season
NS Dallas Cowboys, or Team America, has always been one of the most watched teams in NFL, but this Thanksgiving is different. Thursday’s Las Vegas Raiders-Cowboys game brought in an estimated 38.531 million viewers, making it the Most watched NFL regular game on any network since 1990. Back in December 1990, New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers brought 41,474 million views.
This is actually what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones predicted, as he told reporters after the game, “This is probably going to be the most watched game outside of the game. Super Bowl, ” by Ari Meirov of PFF.
Unfortunately for Jones, the most-watched NFL regular game since 1990 didn’t favor his Cowboys, as Derek Carr led the Raiders to a 36-33 victory in extra time. Dallas made a double-digit return in the third quarter but fell short in additional time.
Jones also lamented the lack of penalty flags in the game, as teams were penalized 14 times each for a total of 276 yards. Back corner cowboy Anthony Brown was flagged four times alone! He also drew a flag that turned out to be the turning point in extra time, when he was called on to intervene on the pass in third and 18th place which put the Raiders in great position to kick in the winning goal. in the game.
“I hate just throwing the ball up and taking penalties to get you the big games,” Jones said.
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jerry-jones-correctly-predicted-that-cowboys-raiders-would-be-most-watched-regular-season-game/ Jerry Jones correctly predicted that the Cowboys-Raiders would be the most watched game of the regular season